By San Jose Mercury News

- Published on October 26, 2017 by San Jose Mercury News

A 2016 report from the World Economic Forum shows that the plastic recovered and reused (about 14%) represents 36% of the original value. If end-markets are established to create demand for plastics in their “afterlife,” the forum set a theoretical EU and North American value of US$93bn-140bn. On very rough GDP calculations, Australia should be seeking an industry in excess of $3.6Bn AUD, and that is based just on the value of the recovery of resources in-country. If you compound that with technology, machinery and know how which can be transferred to much of Asia, the value will be considerably larger.

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By Plasticity Forum

- Published on March 23, 2017 by CSR Newswire

Plasticity – a “big conversation on the future of plastic” – discusses where opportunities can be created related to recycled content, resource recovery, circular design, job creation and waste reduction. Join industry leaders and policy makers as they discuss how best to advance the circular economy. The theme in Dallas is “Innovating for Scale, Recovery & Reuse,” while the theme for Anaheim is “Technology, Design & Knowledge – Driving Plastic Sustainability.”

“Every day, plastics help us do more with less, and plastic makers from around the world are committed to delivering solutions that improve life. The World Plastics Council supports events like Plasticity because they connect thought leaders and innovators, and enable all of us to unlock potential.”Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, Executive Vice President of SABIC, and Chairman of the World Plastics Council.

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By Brian Taylor

- Published on March 8, 2017 by Recycling Today

Hong Kong-based Ocean Recovery Alliance has announced the scheduling of two Plasticity Forum events for the first half of 2017, with both forums taking place in the United States.

“We will be having two Plasticity Forums in the U.S. this spring,” says Doug Woodring, lead organizer of the forums. The first event will be in Dallas and “will be part of the ‘world’s biggest Earth Day’ event on April 21,” he adds.

The EarthDayTX event will include 10 or more conferences or seminars within the overall event, which takes place April 21-23 at the Dallas Fair Park.

The second Plasticity Forum has been scheduled for Anaheim on May 9, 2017, as part of ANTEC, an annual Society of Plastics Engineers event.

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